ACHIEVING A TRANSFORMED AND MODERNIZED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Start: 2006-10-16, End: 2009-09-30, Publication: 2010-08-03
Name:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Created in 1977, CMS brought together the two largest Federal health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid under a unified
leadership. In 1997, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) was established to address the health care needs
of uninsured children. With a current budget of over $650 billion and serving approximately 90 million beneficiaries, CMS
has become the largest purchaser of health care in the United States.
- Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD: Administrator